1. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    This isn't just a Windows Phone topic but all phones. I know this isn't an issue now but like to have some idea of what's coming.

    I've done some internet searches to find out how you will switch devices on a carrier plan that uses eSIMs in all or some some of the devices. It's strange that despite excruciatingly detailed discussions on many aspects of eSIMs I don't find anything about switching devices. But it's pretty common for people to have back-up devices in case of a failure.

    I see hints at eSIMs that will exist in traditional SIM forms for backwards compatibility but even then, no discussion of how to switch devices and hints that any portable eSIM might be locked to a device model.

    I hope we aren't going to lose the ability to have a backup phone without having to pay for a second account that may never be used or continuing to pay for the rest of a billing period when a primary device fails or having to wait for your phone number to port when you activate your secondary device on a different account.
    06-13-2017 11:23 AM
  2. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I would hope you don't have to pay for every phone you activate as long as they aren't activated at the same time.

    I would really love to have the T-mobile thing (I think it was them) that clones the Sim so your one line of service can be used on multiple devices.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-13-2017 01:06 PM

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